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Local for local

Arts of the Pamlico supports local needs, local art sales, local dreams and local events every week. This week, local musicians come together all weekend long to share their craft and support each other.

Big screen — On Sunday, warm your heart with two screenings of “Just Plowboys” at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Turnage Theatre. “Just Plowboys” is a touching documentary about the 1970 Farmer Baseball team who won the North Carolina State Championship and is not just a story of a team, it’s about a small, four-corner town who supported the team and coaches in a 17-inning marathon.

Big fun — AOP has added pottery workshops to its array of art programs. On Saturday, the last Whimsical Christmas Tree workshop will take place backstage from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Come to the backstage door, by the rainbow color fence on Grub Brothers side, to enter the Creation Station area.

Big music — On Saturday, BCTMA jams in the Gallery in the morning. Then at 6 p.m., musicians and sound and light technicians from across the region come to the Turnage Theatre for a benefit concert for Ocracoke Island artists. Tickets are $22/$20 cash discount online or at the door. Local restaurants, Ribeye’s, Carryout by Chrislyn and Grub Brothers are donating sample appetizers and will be open for dinner throughout the evening. All ticket proceeds benefit Ocracoke Alive.

While you’re at the Turnage, take in the 55th-annual Fine Art Show work on display and for sale in all galleries. The 140-plus pieces of art were created by 77 artists from 11 counties in North Carolina. It’s a stunning exhibit with works for sale that you can purchase to grace your home or give as gifts to bring artful beauty to you and yours for years to come!

And stop by our sweet shop for tasty treats and gifts from homemade chocolates and toffee to gourmet popcorn and salty sweet kettle corn!

Make your donation today and keep the art growing in your community. Visit artsofthepamlico.org/donate.

Not a member yet? Get great perks all year long and support the arts! To join, purchase tickets or learn more about the show visit www.artsofthepamlico.org or call 252-946-2504. AOP is located in its historic Turnage Theatre at 150 W. Main St. in Washington.

Art Beat shares information about programs and efforts of your regional arts council, Arts of the Pamlico and arts events at the historic Turnage Theatre and across the county. AOP presents and supports the provision of arts programming for the community and region. AOP also partners with area organizations and groups to leverage the arts to share information and learn about opportunities.

Debra Torrence is the executive director of Arts of the Pamlico.